My commute to my future place of employment is 5.1-6.2 miles dependent on how you ride it, it is an elevate gain of 1000+ feet over that distance which isn't super fun, to say the least. I was, however, able to find my cadence during the ride. Which allowed my legs to get a brake for a little while. The commute took me 52 minutes on the big bike, with some traffic and some stops. For living in a town where no one understands that you should be on the road, I'll take it. This sure beats my last 2-3 hour commute by car. I decided to venture my way into the shop to say hey, and grab something for lunch. That brings me to the Pro Bar, I will get into that at some point down the road.
The commute back home saw a different story, I stopped by my wives work to say hello, and let her in on my personal accomplishment. She was happy for me and I was too. I was able to make it home in less time, adding a few extra miles but making up for it with some extremely cold fingers and toes. I picked the right shoe for the stiffness job and they weren't too cold on the climb, but for the descent it was a different story. Arriving back home I really couldn't feel my feet. These are the perks of this ride I guess. I am looking forward to this ride, both in warmer weather and on the Surly. Total miles today 11.7 all smiles, just happy to get out on the bike.
|no flats today, but was prepared|